Fantastic Waterside Condo in Cen. London, Quiet Private Square & River Views.(42 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:4-204 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
About the Property
Tranquil 3 bed, 2 bath, 4* ETC home, with balcony views of The 02 Arena'.
The other side of the property has green lawns in a residential Private Square filled with mature rose bushes, many trees and seating, affording the most charming and private of holiday locations. Squirrels and the neighbourhood cat will keep you company.
Here each house has it's own generous private parking space, off street, adjacent, included within your booking. The house has 3 double bedrooms, 2 of the beds are king sized and one bedroom has 2 single beds, these 3 bedrooms are supported by 2 bathrooms. The top floor bedroom has a bathroom en-suite with a large bath with overhead shower, a bidet, a marbled vanity unit with wash basin and a toilet. At the other side of the room is the large bed and a private balcony overlooking the River Thames. There's seating and a table on the balcony so you can relax and while away the time watching the changing watery scenery, perhaps sip something cool. You will see the cormorants, gulls and passing ships.
The sailors on the Navel vessels often line up along the length of the ship in their formal dress to welcome and salute the docks as they sail past. Quite a sight really.
The 2nd floor has a bedroom at each side of the house with a bathroom in-between. This has a large shower enclosure with power shower. These two bedrooms on this level, one has a river view and one has a view of the private square gardens. All very quiet even though you are nearby the hustle and bustle of town. (Canary Wharf has a vibrant night life but no noise is heard along the river.)
The international exhibition centre “EXCEL EXHIBITION CENTRE” is 12 minutes away by either train or car. We have many returning guests who come each year to visit this centre. They get to know the area, the smugglers inn nearby 'The Gun' which is 16th Century and nowadays a thriving restaurant. They get to know the local pubs such as 'The George' at Crossharbour station. There are so many fine restaurants, we like 'The Gun' as it's very good and only 100 meters walk away from our garden gate. Along and around the waterways at Canary Wharf are so many good places to dine with a choice of international cuisine with notable Chefs. There are places for children too and of course you can dial up for free delivery of Indian, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, Thai., and a host of burger and pizza places.
The house is nearby the trendy, busy financial world of Canary Wharf.,with it's restaurants, many shops and vibrant nightlife. The house is fully insured for holiday lettings, provides excellent light and airy accommodation for up to 6 people, maximum. The rental rate given is for 4 people only and varies by £100 for each additional person to a maximum of 6 people. There's FREE WIRELESS INTERNET, PRIVATE PARKING and a full satellite package supplied by the 40' HD TV.in the open plan lounge. So whether your interests are Australian Cricket, Wimbledon Tennis, a Premier football match, International channels in various languages, or you wish to watch the news from where you come from, you can record it and watch it when it suits you. A 2nd TV is in the 3rd bedroom on the 3rd floor (not satellite).
As would be expected given the close proximity to the City, there are plenty of excellent local restaurants to suit most palates. Nearby, within easy walking distance, you will find Billingsgate Fish Market which ensures the very best of seafood, all over London. Well worth a visit as there is a freezer unit in the house for your purchases. Opens to the public at 7.30am, till .30am.
An excellent Indian Restaurant is within easy 5 minutes walking distance and we have negotiated a 10% DISCOUNT for our guests. Also, a second Indian restaurants nearby South Quay train station, allows our guests a 10% discount. There is a 3rd Restaurant. full details of how to book these are given in the house.
This house offers a special retreat in a quiet private square, with the outside of the square being the property frontage, overlooking the River Thames. An ever changing view from each of the 3 levels. On the first floor you will find the large long open plan living area with a picture window taking up most of the wall, overlooking the River Thames.
In the centre of the living space is the dining area with strong solid wood seating and an oval glass dining table, seating up to 6 people. Then you have the kitchen area which has a breakfast bar with two high stools. The kitchen has a full sized dishwasher (we supply dishwasher tablets) a full sized fridge, a separate freezer cabinet, a washing machine which dries also, a double oven cooker with 4 hob plates plus a griddle side on the top. There's a large toasting area to the oven unit and we have a small toaster also, along with an electric coffee percolator, a microwave oven and all really that you would expect for a comfortable holiday home from home.
The famous Billingsgate Fish Market is nearby for the best catch of the day! Need to get there for 7.30am. They close at 8.30am. The fish from here supplies the whole of London’s restaurants, from 4.30am each day. You can buy small quantities though to suit your needs after 7.30am. They also serve brilliant breakfast of fresh smoked haddock with eggs.
For Groceries you will find all that you will need at our local supermarket which is 3 minutes walk from the house in Stewart Street.This opens at 7.30am each day and closes at 10pm., except on Sundays when it closes at 4.00pm. Then there are larger supermarkets such as the TESCO's across the road from South Quay Rail Station, this store is open till 11pm. A large ASDA supermarket is about 10 minutes walk.
There is a large print map prepared for you with these facilities marked out.
There are lots of local tourist attractions and a superb selection of speciality shops in nearby Canary Wharf. Here also you will find picnic areas in landscaped gardens with waterfalls and fountains, a very large selection of eateries and clothing shops. It's a very rich area, teaming with wealthy financial traders who live and work in the area.
We have many fine Restaurants nearby, not least is the 16th Century Smugglers Inn, 'The Gun' which you can see from our garden gate, just a short 3 minute walk away. In the other direction from the house is a notable Indian Restaurant that allow our guests 10% discount off the bill. (Details in the house) There are others too who provide this discount. Indeed, with a thriving business community we have many good eateries to suit all purses, too many to mention here, some are listed on the owners web site www.vacationsinlondon.com
Located in Zone 2 of Central London's Underground Network, it's the cheapest rail ticket for Central London's Underground, there's lots to do and see everywhere.
Getting around Town: With so much to see, we have excellent transport arrangements.
Traveling around is a breeze, literally. The River Bus operates during commuter hours every 15 minutes and there's also the Central London Underground, particularly the Jubilee Line. So one can be wisked off to pastures new, in minutes. We have 3 local rail stations in all.
Nearby there’s Canary Wharf, Greenwich, The Tower of London and Tower Bridge. It's the cheapest tube fare for town and very easy to reach everywhere in town from one of 3 local train stations, all part of the Central London Underground Network. It all depends on which direction of town you wish to travel to.
Also, there are Red London Buses, (Pick up point is right outside the square) Black London taxies, or the River bus which picks up from Canary Wharf Pier every 15 minutes. This is my favourite method.Travel up river to Westminster Pier, stopping at Tower Bridge Pier, then the Embankment (for the London Eye) or down river to Greenwich.(Royal Parks and Museums) The 3 local tube stations are 'South Quay' and 'Crossharbour' or 'Canary Wharf' on either the DLR Line or the Jubilee Line. both part of the Central London Underground Network.
I must not forget our local “Boris Bikes”, so named after our flamboyant Major of London. It was his initiative to install these bike docks all over town, possibly every half mile you will find one. Just £1 buys you an hour’s bike travel. The first half hour is free, so if you are smart you could cycle for 25 minutes, park the bike, wait 6 minutes and then take another bike for the next phase of your journey. 30 minutes covers a lot of ground in busy London streets. Cars are required to purchase a ticket to cover the congestion charge of £8.50 per day. Consequently, there are less cars in town. There are clearly defined cycle lanes everywhere and its very popular.
We can accept bookings online, by credit card, . Also, by English cheque or bank transfer. For a reference, we have been a a member of the English Tourist Council for 17 years, holding a 4* Certificate each year after an extensive annual inspection of the facilities and comfort level. So you can be assured that all is as it should be.
To hold the dates you require, we take a £200 deposit and then the balance becomes due 2 months before your arrival. We supply our guests with a confirmation of booking document which confirms all the aspects of the booking and the accommodation. Nearer the time of arrival we supply our guests with general directions from each of London’s airports and main hub train stations.
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Member since: 2002
- 1500 m²
- Max. occupancy 6
It is suitable for children, they particularly enjoy the passing ships, wildlife to be watched from the lounge. The large 40" TV with full satellite package of channels. HD too ! They will also enjoy the passing planes and the Fly Drive Cable Cars seen crossing The 02 Arena to Excel and London City Airport. Very good value for ticket. The Shuttle river Bus is also great fun, whisking your family in comfort, along the River Thames from Canary Wharf Pier, stopping at The Tower Bridge, Embankment and Westminster. Very good value and getting to The London Eye in 15 minutes. Family tickets available....moreless
- Non Smoking Only:
Pets Not Allowed:
We have a neighbourhood black cat, namely 'Teddie' who is friendly and lives with my neighbour. Also, there's Tom cat, large tabby cat, then there's "Miskar" fluffy black, long haired, plus, Chelsea, little female cat lives next door. All are friendly and collect on our gardens. They will race to meet you you in the mornings....moreless
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- 2 Lg. doubles.2 singles and 1 childs cot. The top floor is a SUPER KING size bed. The second floor has two SINGLES on the River side and a KING SIZED BED on the square side of the house. This is an ideal location for families, business people or couples. The facilities are checked annually by the English Tourist Council who have awarded us 4**** each year. The property is checked for compliance to any new regulations, Insurance; it's decoration, all facilities, over a 3 hour inspection duration. A certificate is then awarded. A member of the ETC for 17 years now, having successfully been awarded this 4**** award each year. See us on their web site. We cater for families and many returning business people. Excel Exhibition Centre and Canary Wharf business quarter are nearby. (In addition we provide a childs cot as well as a high chair for feeding baby at the table) Top floor has a King Bed, full balcony, ensuite bathroom, dressing area and a wall mounted TV. ...moreless
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- The second floor bathroom has ex large double shower enclosure with a power shower. Newly fitted. Hand basin and WC. The third floor bathroom has the largest bath we could find with, an overhead shower. There is also a bidet, WC and wash basin set in marble, all included in this en-suite bathroom. This bathroom is set behind two double wardrobes which face into the bedroom. At the other end of the room there's a full sized balcony with outside seating overlooking the River Thames and all that is passing. From the bed you can view the Thames and all that passes, plus a flat screen 26' wall hung TV. The full balcony has two outdoor comfy chairs and matching table, so you can just sit, sip and watch the world pass by....moreless
- There are many sporting activities held on the River Thames. We have sailing clubs, rowing on Saturday morning, listen and you will ear the cox calling to the crew. You can go buggie racing and jet skiing, check out the local newspapers given out free at Canary Wharf for whats on. We also, have free shows on large screens of special concerts, London Opera,(Covent Garden) sports events( Olympics) etc.(The Queens Jubilee was filmed free) (Wimbledon Tennis)You would find a place on the grass to sit and may be, be provided with freebies. Bars all around and a very congenial atmosphere, all at Canary Wharf, a short walk away....moreless
- Audio Tape Player
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- DVD Player:
- Music Library:
- Satellite / Cable:
We have invested in a state of the art HD/40 inch screen TV., which covers films, worldwide sports channels and children's channels for them to choose from. Check out local channels. Recordable ....moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Autumn Foliage
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Water Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Gambling Casinos
- Outlet Shopping
- Paddle Boating
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Ice Skating
- Jet Skiing
- Pier Fishing
- Roller Blading
- Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
- Water Skiing
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Activities Guide
- Air Conditioning:
- Alarm Clock
- Basic Soaps
- Ceiling Fans
- Filtered Water
- Hair Dryer
Fast broadband included in the rent and full wi-fi service, HD, 40inch screen with full TV package of programs to choose from and record for later, if preferred. Tennis, Football matches, films etc....moreless
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Local Activities Guide
- Local Maps
- Local Restaurant Guide
- Paper Towels
Parking Off Street:
The parking is in a private square so there's are no passing traffic, no boy racers, no fumes. 10 miles per hour travel restrictions . In the square is good garden areas for children to play....moreless
- Toilet Paper
- Towels Provided:
The washing machine is a dryer also so you can set up and leave your clothes to wash/dry while you are out. The time to wash and dry the load is clearly shown on the front electronic panel....moreless
- Washing Machine:
- Water Cooler
- Wireless Internet:
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
These hang by the side of the cooker and are complete, all you would expect in a 4* establishment. Checked by the English Tourist Council, each year. Along with everything else over a 3 hour time slot...moreless
- Dishes & Utensils:
Dishwasher, double oven, 4 hob plates, toast rack, washing machine/dryer, fridge, freezer, breakfast bar, microwave, Coffee pots, stove and electric filter percolator coffee pot. Everything in fact....moreless
- Pantry Items:
Just outside the square you will find a row of cycles which are available for hire.£1 per hour and just dock it somewhere else in town. Full details on the web site www.vacationsilondon.com ...moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Porch / Veranda:
Pool / Spa
- Communal Pool:
- Hot Tub:
- Indoor Pool
- Housekeeper Optional
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All round year price
Jan 12 - May 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
Weekend 4 night Break
Apr 12 - Nov 1, 2017
204 night min stay
May 17 - Dec 1, 2017
7 night min stay
Rates are based on 4 guests; add $26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
4 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $255.64
- No additional mandatory fees
Generally, for 4 nights, the rate has to amortise the change over costs and is thus higher, at £1000 per 4 night period, fully inclusive. This an be for 3-6 persons, fully inclusive.
The weekly rate quoted is for 2/3 persons., all additional nights, the rate would be one 7th of this rate per extra night..
Thus, for a week for 4 people the rate would be £1100, for 5 guests the rate would be £1200 and for 6 people, the rate would be £1300, all rates are fully inclusive. There is a security deposit of £200 which is refundable after your stay.
These rates are fully inclusive and include parking, Full Sky TV package, Broadband, fast wi-fi. The house is self catering and is supplied with towels and bathroom toiletries. Our housekeeper prepares the property for you and returns each week to clean. On departure she visits to clean and prepare for the next booking. All we ask is that the kitchen and the two bathrooms are left clean and neat. No need to strip beds or vacuum floors.
We offer a 10% DISCOUNT for same month bookings. All rates are fully inclusive,Wi-Fi., Internet, Parking, full satellite 40/HD TV. Self Catering.
No pets are allowed .
Six is the maximum number of guests allowed. All rates are for Self Catering and are Fully inclusive,
The minimum period is 4 nights. The rate would be £250 per night, which is just £62.50 per person per night, based on 6 sharing this 3 bed house. For the period of 4 nights, the rate would be £1000 fully inclusive. £250 per extra night up to £1200 for a week. This is an inclusive price for 4 people.
Cancellation: The Booking deposit of £200 is non-refundable. After 60 days prior arrival, refunds depends on a late booking being found.
Manager's cancellation policy:
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Car: Not Necessary
This superb townhouse, located in a private tranquil leafy square, is situated in probably London most historic area, London Docklands. Close to many Historic places including 16th Century Smugglers Inns, The Excel Exhibition Centre; The 02 Arena Concert Venue; The new Olympic Stadiums;
Southwark Cathedral, St. Paul’s Cathredral, Tower
Bridge, The Tower of London; The Royal Parks and London Mseums and much more.
There's easy access to "Excel", the International Exhibition Centre as well as London's Theatre land. A romantic hideaway on the River for honeymooners; nearby the famous Billingsgate Fish Market; Bermondsey Antique and food markets; "The O2 Arena" concert venue which is in view from the house across the River. This house is a special location with spectacular river views of passing ships, cruisers, the wildlife and the occasional lost dolphin or whale! Just sit on the balcony overlooking the Thames with a glass of something to sip and relax, just let those cares drift away. Fine restaurants are in easy walking distance from the house as are the tube stations and shops, so leave the car behind. Fuller information can be found in the owners web site: www.vacationsinlondon.com and www.vacationsinlondon.co.uk.
Other Activities: "The new Emerates Fly Drive" cable car ride from The 02 Arena to London City Airport and Excel, Romantic hideaway; Cruising; Wildlife; Leisure clubs ; Theatres;Museums;Gym facilities,parks and many markets.
Bookings are paid for by credit card, direct with a minimum payment of £200 as a booking fee. The balance payment being required 2 mnths before your arrival.
Discounted bookings are offered for same month bookings where dates are free.
Year Purchased: 1997
About: Hello everyone, having worked in London from a young age, I grew accustomed to travelling in and around London and after a few years I chose to settle as a single business woman in this vibrant area of London. They were very exciting times with marbled skyscrapers popping up everywhere and new restaurants to try and new transport links. I drove into town each day and found that this was a convenient location with a wow factor of the river frontage. With off street private parking at the house and the area full of local attractions, this was indeed a find. Then I met my Partner, he lived in the Midlands of England, so I duly moved. However, not wishing to part with this lovely house the idea came to me to rent for short periods. Thus, I would have a foot in the area when I wished to visit. I have family in the area and so this arrangement has proved to be very beneficial to all, sharing the wonderful views and tranquil waters with my new and returning guests.Check out the Special rates apply for same month bookings, where dates are still free.
Why Isle of Dogs, London, UK:
This house struck me as soon as I cast eyes on it. I was not looking to move but immediately had to buy it. It has been a very happy place to live and now my guests can enjoy the ever changing river views and wildlife. My local housekeeper looks after it for me and we both work hard to ensure our guests are made as comfortable as possible. The English Tourist Council, inspect this property every year and grade again. A 4* certificate has been achieved every year for 15 years now. They check that the current regulations are being adhered to and holiday home insurance is in place and everything is as it should be for the Travel Industry. I have been a member of their association for 10 years now. You will find our properties listed in their web pages on their site www.visitengland.com, through our 10 year association with them.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
The unique benefits for this house are: Superb River views; local transport connections are excellent; local tourist attractions; good restaurants; quiet private location; quiet streets away from the main traffic areas; good bus service; local London Theatres; Royal London markets. Private off street Parking. More recently, we now have the '02 Orena' for live concerts; the New 'Olympic Stadiums' and the supporting new shopping centre Westfield, at Stratford; not forgetting the new Bike Hire Service from outside the private square. Just £1 per half hour to travel across town and park the bike up somehwere else in another docking station. There is the Emerates Fly Drive which is a cable car ride across from the 02 Arena, high in the sky, across the river to London City Airport. The Shuttle River boat collects folk along the river at the Pier points. From The Royal Docks through to Westminster. Passing by the house just before Canary Wharf Pier. Very good mode of travel. Please visit our dedicated web site where we have posted lots of links to the main areas and attractions. www.vacationsinlondon.com I have seen many sights on the river, a beached Whale, a mother and daughter Dolphin lost, they swam by and ended up at Westminster Pier; the Queens Jubilee last year, all the magnificent tall ships sailed by to moor at the end of each day in Canary Wharf locks. We have many returning guests each year and some of their reviews can be viewed here and on our own web site, noted above. I hope to hear from you soon. (Note: We offer 10% discount off the weekly rate for same month bookings! ) Happy Holidays. regards Christine James
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Full balcony & unobstructed views of the River Thames, wildlife- passing ships.
Our 2015 English Tourist Council's Certificate, 4* Gleaned after 3 hr.inspection
The residential gardens with private parking outside each house.
Front door, ''Teddie' our neighbour's cat, meeting doorstep concrete 'Freddie'
Open Plan Lounge and Dining Area.
Open Plan Dining for 6 and picture of half of the kitchen.
Part of the Top floor bedroom with full balcony. En suite out of view.
Half of the En suite bathroom, one of 2 bathrooms. WC & Bidet out of shot.
Second floor twin bedroom. "The World" sails by, the largest residential ship.
Our local, 16th Century Smugglers Inn, 'The Gun' excellent food, 100 metres away
2012 Queens Jubilee when ships of all sizes collected on the River Thames.
As seen from the house, "The World" largest residential ship in the world passes
I downed my gardening tools to stare! Had my camera phone to hand.!
View from the top floor baloney of the River Beach and gardens.
Front door view of the property and gardens. Large picture window with top vent.
The private gardens, in Autumn. View from the house.
Comfy swivel seating so as not to miss anything passing by on the River!
The lounge picture window offering spectacular views of the river and wildlife.
Top floor bedroom with river views. Glass Door slides away for seating outside.
Second floor bedroom with Queen sized bed. Fitted wardrobes out of shot.
Bedroom with 2 single beds, half shot. Full river views.
This old Tea Clipper meets the new 02 Arena. This picture taken from the house,
The hugh tall ships take over Canary Wharf Docks.
Each Year ships from all over Europe gather at Canary Wharf Dock.
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